Photoshop Foundations: Cataloging

Photoshop Foundations:  Cataloging

Cataloging your photos may be the most important part of your photographic workflow.  If your cataloging system is broken, you will lose images, have a poor backup system, and may be less inclined to post produce your images.   An effective catalog system accounts for your images from the moment you put your memory card into your computer to the final seconds of your backup procedure.

Cataloging is a topic that I have purposely avoided discussing for many years because I do not use Adobe Lightroom for cataloging my images.  While Lightroom has become the industry standard for photo management, I have found it to be too controlling.  Over the years I have developed a method for cataloging that works great for me that does not require the use of a file management system just a really good folder structure.

In this course, I will teach you how I manage my images from the moment I put my card into the computer to the backup process.  I will discuss my methods for image culling, labeling, and organizing.  I will also go over how I batch edit several images at once using Adobe Camera Raw.  For this course, I will be using Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, and Photoshop, however, these principles can be used in nearly every file management system.

What you will learn:

  • How to create an effective folder structure
  • How to install Bridge
  • The basics of Bridge
  • How to organize, cull, label, and catalog your photos using Bridge
  • How to batch edit and export using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop
  • How to backup your images with automated and manual methods

Included in this course:

  • 88 Minutes of formal education and practical application for cataloging in Adobe Photoshop© and Adobe Bridge©
  • 42 pages of documentation

Programs Required:

While the material will use the programs listed below, you may use the concepts in many file management systems for cataloging images.

  • Adobe Photoshop© (CC, CS6, CS5).  Not included in the purchase of the course.  Some features may not be available in CS6 and CS5
  • Adobe Bridge©

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference in the pricing structure for this course?
There are two ways to watch this course.

1.  You can pay one flat rate and download the course to your computer.  With this option, you own it and can download it to your iPod/Pads or any personal device for that matter and watch the tutorial anywhere at any time.

2.  You can become a member of f.64 Elite and stream the course for free.  As an f.64 Elite member, you have access to critique sessions, a community forum, monthly photo challenges, and discounts on all of Blake’s products.  Monthly Memberships are subject to a monthly fee, and the content on the site is only available for streaming.

If I become a member can I quit at any time?

F.64 Elite Memberships are paid for monthly, but there are no annual contracts.  You pay for each month as you go and may cancel at any time without penalties.

Does this course come with everything I need to follow along?

Blake includes all of his follow along images, actions, presets, PDF’s (if applicable) and or extras.  Some lessons have actions and images, some just images, others a PDF and some do not have any extras (usually the introduction and conclusion videos).  Everything you need to follow along is included in the course purchase.

Programs, Plugins, and Software Applications are not included.  For example, if this is a Photoshop course, Photoshop is not included in your purchase.

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